meet the designer
Janice is a Vancouver based designer, whose perspective on interiors began with her love for antiques and decorative arts. In her earlier years, she frequented auction houses for art work, furniture and decorative objects for her shop, La Contessa Antiques, as well as further complimenting the homes of her clients. Having found a passion for interior design, Janice moved to London, England and completed her MA in Design Studies at Central St. Martins Art School.
She began working with world renowned interior designer Kelly Hoppen, at her London design firm post-graduation, assisting Kelly with her high-end clientele. As great exceptions were required, Janice applied and expanded her knowledge of interior and design, which resulted in her designing on a global scale – completing projects all throughout Europe & Asia.
After years of working in London, Janice returned home to Canada, where she joined Restoration Hardware in Toronto at their flagship location as a Lead Designer. She designed and lead many of their largest design projects, along with facilitating these full-scale installs, in Denmark, Pakistan and Turk & Caicos.
Wanting to give more personalized attention to her life and clients, Janice moved back to the beautiful West Coast of British Columbia to breathe life into Studio Chesa. Unfazed by trends, Janice and her team will create unique timeless designs that reflects the personalities of her clients and compliments the space and brief she is given.
“We have used Studio Chesa and Janice in particular for a number of personal home renovations and as a consultant on a few Hollyburn properties in Toronto and Vancouver. Janice always looks at all aspects of a project and makes sure the design she brings to the table compliments the over all brief. Her time working in London and Toronto brings another level of expertise that always raises the bar of what is possible with a space.”
“Never having worked with a decorator before, My husband and I were a bit nervous and did not know what to expect. We were so happy to find Janice. She took away the stress right from her first consultation. She is not only collaborative but extremely responsive and proactive that got the project delivered in a timely manner and on budget. We will not hesitate to call Janice on our next design project. She has great style and she is a true joy to work with.”
“Janice and her team are always able to create a new design or a refresh that exceeds my clients expectation. I have used them for complete renovation’s and for clients moving and needing help blending their personal items with new furniture & decor. Their expertise elevates the overall flow of the home. I am always very happy with the clear communication, presentations and the end results.”
“From the moment I started working with you, I have been in awe of not just your innate talent but your expertise to make the process as enjoyable as the final product. You have this beautiful ability to always make my vision exponentially better than I could have ever imagined. Working with you has not only been a pleasure but truly a gift.”